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The Way It Was Museum

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Address: 113 S C St, Virginia City, NV 89440-9800
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+1 775-847-0766

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It was an interesting museum. It's definitely worth the time and money to visit while in Virginia City.

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Peoria, Illinois
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San Diego, California
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102 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to do something that was touristy in Virginia City...and this was about what we expected it to be. Not really very good. There were several videos playing, which had some interesting historical information on Virginia City, but the video quality was awful. They were very old - hosted by Merlin Olsen and Charlie Jones! There was quite a... More 

Thank LauraG050
Falls City, Oregon
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Such a cool place, and so much stuff it definitely deserves more than one visit. I'm a history buff so it was a must see for me! Make sure to have a good hour to wander around and see it all.

Thank grvygirl83
Fargo, North Dakota
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102 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This museum is very interesting and only $3 at the time we were there. The relics of past are all here and is a worthwhile stop.

Thank Frank A
Peoria, Illinois
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51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It was an interesting museum. It's definitely worth the time and money to visit while in Virginia City.

Thank Catgirl_12
Trabuco Canyon, California
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a large museum, with a lot of historical artifacts in relation to life in Virginia City during the Gold Rush. We spent a good hour looking at all of the displays, and watching a short film.

Thank Truth_b_Told_OC
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The lady who was there to great us that day was very nice and knowledgeable about the Museuam. It was worth the few dollars to see the display of the mines in the area and where the big finds of silver were found.

Thank Gail S
Martinez, California
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109 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Has some really neat and interesting antiques to set you in the old feeling of the way it was back in Virginia City's prime! Medicine bottle, lamps, clothes, men's tea cups that have a place so their mustache doesn't get dirty. So interesting to see! Also huge visiual of all the mines and tunnels here. Really is amazing. Hard to... More 

Thank themermaidrach
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This museum is really more like an antique store but you can't touch or buy any of the antiques. There is a LOT of stuff to see and I must admit there were a couple of things that made me very excited (like when I figured out the weird little dishes I acquired years ago and use as butter dishes... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 957 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

my partner and I took a look. as it says the way it was. lots of memerobilia. quaint collection of history. worth a look.

Thank enncle
Saratoga, California
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It was just the way it was. No better no worse. It could have been the best of times or the worst of times but it was just what it was. Wasn't it.

Thank Wendoweleave

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